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A Spotlight on Construction Graduate Estimator Ben Spyvee

Ben, 23, is from Gloucestershire, he studied Quantity Surveying at Reading College over a three-year period and went onto join the team at Lee Marley Brickwork for a two-month placement. This was such a positive experience that he now works for the company full-time as a Construction Graduate Estimator based in their new London headquarters and graduate hub in Notting Hill.

Ben holds a BSc Hons and is currently studying towards his MRICS, in the future he would like to become a member of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). He is excited about his career in the construction industry and wants to work his way up the ladder within the company, whether on the live or estimating side. 

As a graduate estimator he has helped support the team on various live jobs including Oval, Chelsea Creek and Chelsea Barracks. Ben loves his job as every day is different and has new challenges to overcome which allows him to develop his skill sets and gain valuable experience. On a day-to-day basis he reviews tenders, liaises with clients so they have a full understanding of the estimation and works with his team following the project through to completion. 

Graduate Estimator Ben Spyvee comments:

Since joining LMB, I have gained valuable experience from working on live construction jobs and within the estimating department. This has allowed me to build valuable skills and become an important member of the team. Over the 18-month period I have worked for the company I have witnessed a large amount of investment and growth in key areas that have created an improved working environment, most notably being the opening of the new office in Notting Hill. This has provided a more enjoyable and efficient working environment for all involved. The large open spaces, meeting spots and a host of other features has formed a great hub for the company, opening opportunities to host important meetings with clients, colleagues, and suppliers. I am looking forward to the future and hopefully building on all the positives that have already been introduced.”

Lee Marley Brickwork (LMB) is one of the UK’s leading integrated brickwork, scaffolding and stone sub-contractors. For more information on the opportunities available please visit:

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